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Achievement level descriptors (ALDs) articulate the knowledge, skills, and processes expected of students at different levels of performance on the Smarter Balanced assessments. Smarter Balanced is developing an integrated suite of ALDs aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced assessment claims in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The ALDs were developed by K-12 teachers and administrators and higher education faculty from two- and four-year colleges and universities representing Smarter Balanced Governing States. The ALDs are linked to an operational definition of college content-readiness, as well as a policy framework to guide score interpretation for high schools and colleges.

The Smarter Balanced blueprints describe the content of the ELA and math summative assessments and interim assessments, and how that content will be assessed. The blueprints include critical information about the number of questions, score points, and depth of knowledge for items associated with each assessment target.

Interim Blueprints
Interim Assessment Overview

Focused Interim Assessment Block (IAB) Blueprints

Mathematics Focused IAB Blueprint

ELA/Literacy Focused IAB Blueprint

Interim Assessment Block (IAB) Blueprints

Mathematics IAB Blueprint

ELA/Literacy IAB Blueprint

Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) Blueprints

Mathematics ICA Blueprint

ELA/Literacy ICA Blueprint

Summative Blueprints

Mathematics Summative Assessment Blueprint

ELA/Literacy Summative Assessment Blueprint

(Updated: April 3, 2020, the Assessment Inventory Data Collection worksheet is no longer required by the legislature) The Assessment Inventory Data Collection worksheet was to be used by districts to keep track of time spent testing during the 2019–2020 school year. There is no further action required by districts at this time.

Classroom resource documents are embedded below and support testing sites when administering state assessments.

Test Location Supports
Do Not Disturb Sign
English, Spanish
Pencil Reminder
Color, B & W

Additional Resources
Calculator and Electronic Device Policy (Updated 11/30/18)
Headset Document ELPA21
Headset Document
Keyboarding Shortcuts
Multiplication Table (Accommodation only)
Periodic Table 
Proctoring Practice and Training Tests
Scratch Paper Log
100’s Number Table (Accommodation only) 

Smarter Balanced Glossaries
Individual Student
Gr3, Gr4, Gr5, Gr6, Gr7, Gr8, High School
Gr3, Gr4, Gr5, Gr6, Gr7, Gr8, High School
Spanish Math

Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science

English Glossaries
Individual Student
Gr5, Gr8, Gr11
Large Print
Gr5, Gr8, Gr11

Spanish Glossaries
Individual Student
Gr5, Gr8, Gr11
Large Print
Gr5, Gr8, Gr11

The resources below are intended to assist districts in communicating with families of students about the assessments.

Family Communication
Your Child’s Progress
Principal Letter Templates 
Guidelines on Request to View (Updated:1/29/19)
Request to View Form (Updated:1/29/19)
Guidelines on Score Appeals (Updated:1/29/19)

Resources for Graduation
Graduation Pathways Matrix

The resources below provide information and support for the Smarter Balanced assessments. Including supports for reaching out to families.  

Family Communication
Score Report Parent Tools/ Understanding Smarter Balanced

Resources for Smarter Balanced Assessments
Adaptive Software for Smarter Balanced
Field Test Report for Smarter Balanced
Writing in Grades 3-5

(August 6, 2019: New for 2019-20) The resources below support District Test Coordinators (DCs) and District Administrators (DAs) with an overview of available resources, test administration activities, access to systems and applications, and student data processes.

Quick Start Guide

Student Record Management for Assessment Accountability User Guide (SRMAAUG)

District Test Coordinator contact information for Washington Public School Districts.

The following forms and reports support the administration of state assessments.

The Assessment Reporting and Management System (ARMS) is an electronic reporting application within EDS. The following forms are available at the school level for internal reporting only. When submitting reports to OSPI, the DC will use ARMS.

Tools, Supports, and Accommodations
Non-Standard Accommodation & Designated Support Request 

Training, Security Reports, and Building Plan
Training Log for State Assessments (Updated 1/17/20)

Test Security Staff Assurance Report 

School Site Administration and Security Report 

Test Security and Building Plan Template (Updated 1/17/20)

Test Security and Building Plan Process Document (Updated 1/17/20)

Test Question Ambiguity Form (Updated 1/17/20)

The schedules below provide information on system downtimes and testing windows for the 2019-20 school year. Updates to these schedules are made regularly.

2019-20 State Testing and Timeline Calendars

2019-20 System Downtimes Schedule

The following are available resources to support District Test Coordinators in receipt inventory, tracking, reporting discrepancies, processing, and return of test materials.

Additional Order Material Schedules
Spring SB/WCAS 3-8 A/O

Material Tracking 
Shipment Tracking and RAMIS Files

Material Processing
Test Materials Processing Training

Miscellaneous Materials
Test Material Variance Form (Updated 1/17/20)